NORFOLK, Va. -- Pendarvis Williams scored 14 points, and Jamel Fuentes made a late free throw to lift Norfolk State over Bethune-Cookman 62-61 Saturday night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.
After Paul Scotland's 3-pointer broke a 57-57 tie, Gaston made a layup with 1:25 left to tie the game at 59.
Fuentes made a layup, and Hawkins went 1 of 2 from the foul line to give the Spartans a 62-59 lead with 17 seconds to go.
After Adrien Coleman's layup for Bethune-Cookman made it 62-61 with 8 seconds left, Williams missed two free throws, giving the Wildcats a chance. Bethune-Cookman was unable to convert on the last-second shot.
Scotland scored 16 points for the Wildcats (12-17, 7-7).
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|